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Published: September 14, 2016
Number of pages: 300
Synopsis:Days before boarding the plane to Italy for her daughter’s wedding, Julie Whitaker receives an unexpected phone call from her past. The memory of Mark Jennings, a handsome and charming Top Gun pilot, had haunted her for decades. Their fairy tale wedding was everything she’d ever dreamed of, but it quickly turned into her worst nightmare.
Starting a new a life without Mark proved to be much harder than Julie had imagined. But in her darkest hour, God revealed Himself in a miraculous way, giving her the strength she needed not only to battle depression, but to face a diagnosis of breast cancer that threatened to cut her life short.
Now, amidst the splendor of the Italian Alps, on the eve of her daughter’s wedding, Julie’s thoughts are catapulted back to Mark and the reason for his call. After thirty years, will Julie have a chance to see him once again? And would she even want to?
Based on true events, One-Way Ticket Home will take you on an unforgettable journey of love, loss, hope and forgiveness. With grace, candor and an indomitable wit, K.C. Hardy reminds us that it is often in our darkest hours that the strength of the human spirit shines the brightest.
This is the first book I have read by this author and for me it was a touching story to read. Since this was based on true events it was even more evident that the characters were real. The story just comes to life off the pages. I thought the author did a good job with her descriptions of everything that happens. If you ware looking for a thoughtful story then this is a book for you.
About the author:K.C. Hardy is a mother-daughter writing team comprised of Kristie and Cate Hardy.
Kristie Hardy, whose life is the inspiration behind this book, holds a B.S. in Education and is a former teacher and private investigator. Kristie is a thirty-year metastatic breast cancer survivor who lives with her husband in San Antonio, Texas.
Cate Hardy, Kristie's older daughter, is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and is a small business owner. She lives in San Antonio, Texas with the loves of life: her husband and two children.
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